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Ampton, St Peter

This small, early 14th century church is packed with interest. There is a chantry chapel, hatchments, a fine monument to the Calthorpe Family (1638) by John and Mattias Christmas and one to William Whettell (1628) by Nicholas Stone.  

Ampton hosted a field hospital in the First World War and those who died there are remembered by memorials in the church and in Ingham churchyard.  

A key may be obtained from the keyholders listed on the notice board at the gate or by pre-arrangement via email.

Ampton has a famous son, Robert Fitzroy, who developed the barometer as a method of forecasting weather, and invited Charles Darwin to accompany him on board Beagle when he sailed round the world before writing "On the Origin of Species".   

 

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Upcoming services in Ampton Church and the rest of the Blackbourne Team